Trajal Harrell: Caen Amour

Dance, Contemporary and experimental
Trajal Harrell
Photograph: Courtesy Orpheas Emirzas Trajal Harrell

Postmodern master Harrell turns his critical-historical eye toward the hoochie koochie, a performance of which by a Syrian dancer at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair launched a craze for sensual, pseudo-oriental dance. This performance, presented as part of the Crossing the Line festival, marks the work's New York debut.

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